© Felix Broede
Evgeny Kissin (piano)
Thursday 6 February 2020
Barbican Hall, London
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique'
15 Variations and a Fugue, Op. 35 'Eroica'
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'
Bagatelle for piano, Op.126 No.6 in E flat major
Six variations on an original theme for piano in D major, Op.76
Bagatelle for piano, Op.33 no. 5 in C major
Six Écossaises for piano, WoO 83
© Nick Boston
The 'Pathétique' Sonata:
'It is a testament to Kissin’s unquestionably phenomenal technical prowess that nothing ever disrupted the momentum here'.
The Eroica Variations:
'Kissin carried us through their journey with a great sense of the overall architecture'.
'The Tempest was impatient and full of breathless energy ... The Waldstein was uncluttered and surprisingly smooth'.
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.